May 29th, 2021 | Updated on June 19th, 2021
Asus’ ROG Phone 5 is now available in the US which can be bought online from its official site. Price $999.99 the phone has 6.78” FHD+ AMOLED Display (2448×1080) 144Hz/1ms response time, 300Hz touch sampling rate.
- 6.78” FHD+ AMOLED Display (2448×1080) 144Hz/1ms response time
- 300Hz touch sampling rate. Delta- E < 1 color accuracy
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus – 2.8 GHz Octa-core CPU with 5G connectivity
- 16GB LPDDR5 RAM | 256GB UFS 3.1 Storage |Wi-Fi 6 | Bluetooth 5.2 | Android 11
- Phantom Black Color 6000mAh dual-cell battery with power-saving technology
- Triple rear camera with flagship Sony IMX686 sensor main wide-angle 64MP
- 13MP ultrawide camera+5MP macro camera with 24MP front camera
- Dual Nano SIM slots (Dual SIM dual standby) 5G+4G or 4G dual-SIM
- Expand your mobile life with optional gaming accessories that includes AeroActive Coo
- Compatible with GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile and MVNOs
Snapdragon 888: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform takes mobile processing power to a new level. 3D games run smoothly with maxed-out settings while the all-new performance manager in Armoury Crate now packs the renowned X Mode. Multiple system profiles give you even more performance settings and performance tuning tools, so you can instantly adapt ROG Phone 5 to the task at hand.
Amazing Visuals: Boasting an industry-leading 300 Hz touch-sampling rate, the 144 Hz / 1 ms AMOLED gives you a super-smooth gaming experience, with an ultra-low 24.3 ms touch latency. The supreme visuals are enhanced even further with world-beating color accuracy, the new always-on HDR technology that improves non-HDR visuals, and a screen that’s protected by the toughest ever Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus.
High-Capacity Battery: The monster 6000mAh battery inside ROG Phone 5 now comes with a 65-watt HyperCharge adapter, so you can get a day’s use from just a short charge. The battery is separated into two with a PCB in the center, a design that keeps hotspots away from the grip area for more comfortable gaming.
Triple Cameras: The triple-camera system on ROG Phone 5 is designed to produce superb-quality photos in any setting. It features a flagship Sony® IMX686 64 MP main wide-angle camera, an ultrawide 13 MP secondary camera, and a macro camera. There’s also a 24 MP front camera for high-quality group selfies and live-streaming videos.
Asus’ ROG Phone 5 Review: The Verge
- Powerful and feature-packed
- The most elegant gaming phone yet
- The ROG Vision OLED is a cool flex
- Excellent front-facing speakers
- 18GB of RAM isn’t necessary for today’s apps and games
- The value is tough as ever to justify
- It’s total overkill for cloud game streaming
Review: Tech Radar
- Remarkable performance
- Neat built-in gaming features
- Great display and speakers
- Still no telephoto lens
- ‘Gamer chic’ looks might be too much for some
- Large, heavy and dense
Review: Android Authority
- Higher RAM limit
- Faster wired charging
- Overall design aesthetic that matches the other Asus Republic Of Gamers products
- Specifically catered to gaming.
- high-powered CPU, terrific 144Hz display, crystal-clear audio
- Software of the ROG Phone 5 is great
- Costilier than other gaming phones
- No telephoto lens
- Features of the ROG Phone 5 suck up power fast
- No wireless charging support
- No IP rating, and no expandable storage.
Touch-sensitive buttons allow for more flexible gameplay, and Asus’ software lets you make any game playable with a controller. Impressive performance. Good battery life and a smooth 144-Hz display. Headphone jack. Extra USB-C port. Lots of helpful accessories.
Configuring games can be overwhelming, and might require a (short) learning curve. No water resistance, MicroSD card slot, wireless charging, or Verizon compatibility. It’s heavy. The cameras are OK but don’t match other pricey phones. Poor record for software updates.